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"I want to thank Chairman Kim for taking the first bold step towards" a bright new future for his people, says @POTUS."We got to know each well."
"We're ready to write a new chapter between our nations."
The war on the Korean peninsula formally "will soon end," declares @POTUS.
"There's no limit to what North Korea can achieve" when it gives up its nuclear weapons, says @POTUS at news conference at Capella Hotel.
"Chairman Kim has told me that North Korea is already destroying a major missile testing site."
"Anyone can make war but only the most courageous can make peace."
"The menace of nuclear weapons will now be removed" but in meantime sanctions will remain, adds @POTUS. "It is right there. It is within our reach."
"It's a very great day. It's a very great moment in the history of the world."
Now Q&A...
"He's very talented," @POTUS says of Kim Jong Un.
"I think without Otto (Warmbier) this would have not happened," says @POTUS, adding he doesn't think think @UVA "did not die in vain."
"At some point, I have to be honest..I want to get our soldiers out" of South Korea, replies @POTUS. "But that's not part of the equation right now."
"We will be stopping our war games" on the Korean peninsula, declares @POTUS, calling them "very provocative."
"We'll be verifying" #DPRK denuclearization, replies @POTUS.
"A combination" of Americans and international experts will do the verification, says @POTUS.
"He said 'we have never gone this far," @POTUS on his conversation today with Kim Jong Un on denuclearization.
"We signed a very, very comprehensive document," says @POTUS.
"I think he wants to get it done. I feel that very strongly."
Human rights "was discussed" and "will be discussed more in the future," replies @POTUS to @johnrobertsFox question.
"The remains will be coming back" of American service personnel killed in the #DPRK during the Korean War, says @POTUS. "Way over 6,000 that we know of...will be brought back."
"I think he wants to do things" to improve his human rights record, @POTUS says of Kim Jong Un.
"At a certain time I will" travel to Pyongyang "and "I will be inviting Chairman Kim at the appropriate time to the White House," says @POTUS.
"We brought it up," says @POTUS of the persecution of Christians in the #DPRK.
"We'll be doing something on it," says @POTUS of #DPRK human rights. "It's rough. It's rough in a lot of places."
"It does take a long time to pull off denuclearization," says @POTUS. "But once you start the process it's pretty much over. You can't use them."
"I actually look forward to taking them off," says @POTUS of the sanctions on #DPRK, but now is not the right time.
"I don't think they're so confident right now," @POTUS says of #Iran. "I hope they're gonna come back and negotiate a real deal."
War games "are tremendously expensive," says @POTUS. "We pay for a big majority of them."
"I know a lot about airplanes. It's very expensive."
Asked by @JenniferJJacobs what US is getting in return for stopping war games on Korean peninsula, @POTUS doesn't give a direct reply and instead discusses what #DPRK did to secure today's meeting.
For seven months, no #DPRK missiles have gone up and no nuclear tests, "they've blown up their missile area," says @POTUS.
"I had 300 sanctions I was ready to put on last week," says @POTUS but it would have been disrespectful ahead of meeting with Kim.
"The process is going to take place" for #DPRK CVID, predicts @POTUS. "It wasn't a big point today... because it had been taken care of before we got here."
"I don't want to be threatening," replies @POTUS when asked what are the military consequences if #DPRK doesn't denuclearize.
"I think he loved it," says @POTUS of video he played for Kim Jong Un today.
"I had a very good meeting with the G7," says @POTUS when asked by @PhilipRucker if he's making enemies of friends and friends of enemies.
"I demanded changes and changes were made" in the #G7Charlevoix communique.
"I would like to involve Congress" in the #DPRK denuclearization deal, replies @POTUS.
"I have a good relationship" with @JustinTrudeau and "with Chairman Kim."
"We're getting together next week to go into the details," replies @POTUS to @STcom on what is the immediate next step with the #DPRK.
"From the beginning we got along," says @POTUS of meeting Kim Jong Un today.
"I just feel very strongly, my instinct, ability or talent, they want to make a deal."
"I've helped them," says @POTUS of the repressed people of North Korea.
"I want significant improvement" in the human rights situation in order to remove the sanctions, says @POTUS.
#DPRK nuclear arsenal is "very substantial," says @POTUS in response to @SangerNYT.
"Am I on the cover again this week?" @POTUS asks @TIME reporter after calling on him.
"If I can save millions of lives by coming's my honor to do it," says @POTUS.
"I may stand before you in six months and say 'I was wrong'" and then jokes he'll probably never admit that.
"I will be calling him very shortly, maybe even before I land," says @POTUS of Xi Jinping.
"He'll be very happy when he hears" about the meeting today, @POTUS says of @moonriver365.
"We had a great conversation. It was a very heartfelt conversation," says @POTUS of his one-on-one talk with Kim Jong Un.

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